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MD Anderson Summer Experience

MD Anderson Summer ExperienceExplore Your Future in Cancer Research

The Summer Experience is a series of summer programs designed for students to gain basic research experience. Besides research, the Summer Experience includes a series of lectures and other events, concluding with a Poster Session and Elevator Speech competition on the final day of the program. Each program has its unique criteria and experience. Program starts on June 7 and ends on August 12, 2016.

Click the program's link for more information or to apply.


High School Summer Program:  
The King Foundation supports a seven-week program for college-bound students graduating from Texas High Schools in Spring of 2016. 
Learn more: High School Summer Program

Cancer Prevention Research Training Program:  
This program is designed for undergraduate, graduate, and health professions students and provides mentored research experiences in behavioral, quantitative, and basic science disciplines relevant to cancer prevention. 
Learn more: Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program:  
This program is aimed at highly motivated college students who are interested in a research career (i.e., future Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D). 
Learn more: CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program

U54 Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Summer Training Program:  
This program is for undergraduate, graduate and medical trainees in the University of Puerto Rico System that are interested in mentored basic, clinical or translational research experiences working alongside world-renowned faculty. 
Learn more: U54 Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Summer Training Program 

1st Year Medical School Student Program:  
This program aims to provide a 10-week investigative scientific research experience to students who have completed their first year in medical school. 
Learn more: 1st Year Medical Student Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program:  
This program is designed specifically for undergraduate students who wish to gain hands-on experience under the supervision of mentors in a broad range of cancer research. 
Learn more: Summer Undergraduate Research Program


Application accounts cannot be moved from one program to the other. Therefore, if you want to apply to more than one program you need to create application accounts in the appropriate programs and upload all the required documents for each application. Regardless of the number of programs to which you applied, only one offer will be made if you are a selected candidate.


UTHSC Summer Programs:  
You might also be interest in The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Summer Research Programs. 
Learn more: UTHSC Summer Program 

NOTE: The UTHSC programs are not related to the MD Anderson Summer Experience.

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